On the outside it is charred wood that defines the extension and its dark cladding makes for a striking visual. Practicality is combined cleverly with unassuming design and modern aesthetics to create a dashing extension that completely alters the ambiance inside a previously dark and dreary Dublin home.
Yet both these elements are carefully balanced as a cloak of green with transplanted prairie ecosystem on the roof and a wonderful garden adds the eco-sensitive tinge to this family residence.
As is the case with most heritage homes it is the rear addition that comes to the rescue here extending the living area even while leaving the two bedrooms at the front of the house largely untouched.
It is precisely these traits that one discovers at the designed by Atelier Design N Domain in Alibag Maharashtra. A lovely coastal town that is sheltered from the hustle and bustle of adjacent urban cities like Mumbai this is the perfect setting for a tranquil holiday home.
Transition between the interior and the serene landscape outside is pretty much seamless here with the interior of the guest house being inspired by yacht design. Minimal and modern décor here is kept to a bare minimum.
Both acoustically and visually this common courtyard leading to the living area kitchen and dining is carefully hidden from the boisterous world that surrounds it. Adding to this is the cedar cladding that filters out any remaining sounds to offer an inviting modern and quiet living environment filled with tranquility.
The new contemporary extension in timber and glass is at the heart of the project that aims to revitalize this historic structure even while preserving its original aura and creating interiors that stay true to the rustic backdrop! Set in an idyllic 60-acre valley the new building acts as a transitional zone between the original farmhouse and the converted bar.